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3 Unforgettable Classics That Make Great Summer Beach Reads
Writer, Teacher, Editor, Coach
Looking for some great beach reads by women? Revisit these classics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's
The Yellow Wallpaper (
1892); Kate Chopin's
(1899); and Toni Morrison's
The Bluest Eye
(1970). All three books challenge contemporary thought for the time periods in which they were written.
Author to Author: Hess and Brickhouse Interview Each Other
Author, 'Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex & My Mother'
I sat down with author Scott Alexander Hess (The Butcher's Sons) to dialogue about fact versus fiction, how violence can be poetic, and what it really means to mine a truly dangerous literary landscape.
Why These Teachers Are Assigning Banned Books
A Dearth of Mirth at the End of Many Great Novels
Author, 'Comic (and Column) Confessional'
After just finishing
The House of Mirth
, I'm reminded once again that many great novels don't have happy endings.
The Joy of Discovering Elizabeth Jolley and Her Vera Wright
Vera Wright, Elizabeth Jolley's unforgettable character in
The Vera Wright Trilogy
, is a woman caught up in the changes of the twentieth century, held by a past defined by her parents and determined to make her own future.
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